SSDR Ripper

The SSDR is your heavy-duty deep ripper, designed to work up to 600m deep with the larger tractors. 

Its superior penetration and excellent lifting action will turn around your cultivation like nothing before; minimising passes while maintaining moisture levels saving you time and increasing production. 

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    FarmChief SSDR Ripper | Farm Rippers
    FarmChief SSDR Ripper | Farm Rippers
    FarmChief SSDR Ripper | Farm Rippers
    FarmChief SSDR Ripper | Farm Rippers

    Features and Benefits

    FarmChief’s new generation SSDR cultivation rippers have technology that never takes a backward step, combined with robust engineering, the highest spec’d on the market, they’re recognised for their exceptional strength and reliability. These effective, and seriously tough customers, break the pan, shatter sub-soil and lift and loosen the ground, leaving an aerated but firm finish. Paddocks are set up for secondary or tertiary cultivation, together with the prospect of improved yields, healthier crops, and better soil structure.

    The fully protected leg sits at a 45degree angle, delivering superior penetration and an excellent lifting action. 

    • Perfect for removing compaction and improving drainage
    • Rear roller options deliver a finer finish and improved moisture retention
    • One pass for effective cultivation
    • Inline shear bolt leg
    • Optional winged feet and side board

    Choose to add on a range of rear roller options from discs, packer rollers, finger tines, cage rollers and double spike rollers.

    Technical Specifications


    Working width

    Weight approx.

    Working depth

    Tine spacing

    No. of tines

    Rear Roller

    HP Required

    SSDR 5-250






    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller


    SSDR 5-300






    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller


    SSDR 7-300






    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller


    SSDR 7-400






    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller


    SSDR 9-400






    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller


    SSDR 11-500






    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller



    Wide Tine Spacing

    With the large 30mm tine, spacings allow excellent trash flow while working (plus minus) 650mm deep.

    Optimal Soil Disturbance

    Comes standard with additional wing shares on the tines ensuring optimal workflow and disturbance of the soil in one pass.

    Robust Build

    Hydraulic reset or shear bolt, for protection of the ripper leg against large obstacles. Rear double spiked roller hydraulically adjustable giving excellent crumbling and incorporation of the surface.  

    Heavy Duty

    With this heavy-duty sturdy frame, it ensures there is nothing stopping this machine from missing something in the soil.


    Alister's View

    Alister and Michelle Donald, together with son Jordan, farm 217 hectares of easy rolling country near Geraldine in South Canterbury. Their primary crop is lambs. 6,000 of them, over-wintered for sale in the spring. Accordingly around 25% of the farm is dedicated to winter feed, mostly kale and rape. That’s augmented by some cereal silage in the spring and some dairy grazing through the summer months. August and September are the busiest times for cultivation and that, says Alister, is where their SSDR XL Deep Ripper comes into its own, repairing feeding-out compaction. In the early years, (they’ve been on this property for coming-up eight years) they had ploughed using a contractor but decided to switch to completing all work themselves so a change was necessary and the deep ripper saves time and passes.

    “The ripper plays a big part in our cultivation. It covers twice as much ground as the plough and does a better job. It was also a good price.” Alister says he did some research before deciding on the FarmChief ripper. “They had the model that suited our 140hp tractor best and it had  features that others didn’t.” He’s particularly impressed by the wings on the tines that lift the soil profile, and the double spike roller that gives a firm and fine seedbed. “It does two or three jobs in one. You save time and fuel, and there’re fewer passes. The angle of the tines also makes penetration really easy.” “We have a heavy clay based soil and it does suffer from compaction. It can be an issue. The ripper lets us go down 500 mm and finds its depth quickly, and when you want to go deep, this is the best machine for the job. The secret is to travel at 9-10km/hr to get the shattering effect.” At 1300kg, Alister says it’s also easy to pick up and turn at the end of each run. With time being of the essence, the ripper can not only work more quickly but also handles conditions where a plough couldn’t work. “It’s far more forgiving and versatile.” “It’s there to do a job, and it does it well.” A recent modification is fitting optional side skirts that control the dirt that’s flung out and means there are no ridges from each pass.

    FarmChief have provided excellent after sale service and their product knowledge was also impressive says Alister.

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    Matt McKillop - FarmChief Palmerston North

    Matt McKillop

    North Island - Salesman

    Phone: 021 820 046

    Todd Murray

    Canterbury & Upper South - Salesmen

    Phone: 021 228 5677

    Scott Murray

    Southland & Otago - Salesman

    Phone: 03 748 1447